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North Macedonia arrests 8 suspected of terrorism

December 29, 2020 1:54 pm

Police have linked the individuals to the "Islamic State" terror group. In November, an Austrian-born man of Macedonian-Albanian descent carried out an attack in Vienna, killing four and wounding several others.

Top Austrian court lifts headscarf ban in elementary schools

December 12, 2020 2:50 pm

The Austrian Constitutional Court has quashed a ban on elementary school kids wearing religious headgear, namely headscarves. Among other things, it ruled the ban risked limiting Muslim girls' access to education.

Austrian village decides to change its controversial name to 'Fugging'

November 27, 2020 12:35 pm

Locals have grown frustrated by the thefts of the town signs by tourists and of people photographing the sign.

Austria closes Vienna mosque after deadly attack

November 07, 2020 11:09 am

Authorities in Austria have ordered the closure of a mosque frequented by the attacker who killed four people in Vienna. The police confirmed Germany had sent information linked to the gunman months before the shooting.

Vienna terror attacks HIGHLIGHTS: Islamic State claims responsibility, say reports

November 04, 2020 1:01 am

Vienna terror attacks HIGHLIGHTS: Interior Minister Karl Nehammer warned people to stay away from the centre of the city, adding that border checks were being reinforced and that children would not be required to attend school on Tuesday.

Austria's postal service is printing Covid-themed stamps on toilet paper

October 24, 2020 1:48 pm

The stamp comes in sheets that are 10 cm wide, which is a tenth of the 1-metre distance that government officials have recommended members of the public to keep apart from one another.

Explained: Who was ‘Black Mozart’, and why was calling him that problematic?

August 04, 2020 8:27 am

French musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first black classical composer in history, is known to have influenced the famed Austrian, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, earning him the sobriquet, ‘Black Mozart’. Saint-Georges is the subject of an upcoming American biopic.

Austrian Princess, married to Indian-origin chef, passes away at 31

May 15, 2020 2:52 pm

Her tragic death was published in an obituary in the Houston Chronicle, in which her son Maxim was described as the 'apple of her eye, which was evident from several pictures she had shared of him on Facebook.

Hitler's birthplace to be turned into police station

November 20, 2019 11:06 am

Austria's government has struggled for years to decide what to do with the house where Adolf Hitler was born, including considering tearing it down. The building will now house a police station to deter neo-Nazi tourism.

Austria could face early elections as Vice Chancellor quits

May 18, 2019 7:00 pm

The turmoil is hitting Austria a week before European Parliament elections.


Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor's Austria vacation

September 01, 2019 3:29 pm

Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor took to their respective social media accounts to share photos from their on-going holiday in Austria.